Genuine and honest Review Salomon X ULTRA 2 MID GTX
In 2016 I started off on the GR11 with a pair of Meindl’s, these turned out to be way too heavy and sturdy, and I ended up ditching them after 3 weeks and getting myself a pair of Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator Hiking Boots. The Merrell’s were very comfortable, and they did get me to the end of the GR11, but by then they were fit for the bin. When I got home, I started researching Mid lightweight hiking boots.. after a lot of research I treated myself to a pair of Salewa ALP Trainer Mid GTX AND a pair of Salomon X Ultra 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots. I wore both on numerous hikes and walks, and was very pleased with both pairs. In 2019 I decided to take the Salomon X Ultra 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots with me on the GR 11, reason being, they were slightly lighter, and they were also about 2 cm lower than the Salewa’s.. So on May 9th I headed back to the Spanish Pyrenees with my new Salomon X Ultra 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots
Product description of the latest X Ultra 3 Wide Mid GTX Hiking Boot
The X Ultra 3 Wide Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots are efficient at tackling extremely technical hikes and excel when descending rugged terrain, consistently offering unrivalled support to your feet. Wearing Salomon’s latest developments, you can head to the trails with a spring in your step, even in the wettest conditions.
The grip and stability provided by the X Ultra 3 Wide GTX is formed in the base of the shoe. A nonmarking ContraGrip outsole has been used to gain added traction and control over varied terrain. The science behind Salomon’s ContraGrip technology uses different strengths and shapes of rubber across the sole, resulting in greater control and flexibility when wearing. This carefully trialled technology gives Salomon 100% certainty that their designs can offer flawless support.
Salomon’s hiking boots are produced with a waterproof coated leather, allowing you to stay dry and comfortable in all weather conditions. To combat internal moisture, support is provided through a Gore-Tex® extended comfort membrane, increasing breathability and allowing you to remain comfortable at all times.
SensiFit technology has also been included for more challenging hikes, softly cradling the foot, preventing slippage and allowing you to enjoy more stability and control on descents.
Asymmetrical chassis are designed for the hiking shoes which maximise stability across a range of terrains whilst minimising fatigue when it is at its steepest and most rugged.
For high performance, Salomon’s hiking range contains all the technology to make your hike as effortless as possible.
Features of the X Ultra 3 Wide Mid GTX
- Chevron lugs
- Contagrip® TD
- EnergyCell midsole
- Anti-debris Mesh
- Protective mudguard PU coated leather Waterproof materials
- Mesh and textile lining
- Gusseted tongue
- Protective toecap SensiFit™
- Molded OrthoLite®
- Regular laces
My experience with the Salomon Men’s X Ultra 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots
For lets just say 2 months, and 900 km through the Spanish Pyrenees they were all I had. They took a real beating, snow, rocks, rivers, mud, wet grass, tarmac, cow shit and lots more. But they were comfortable, and they did get me from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean in one piece. They were worn down, but there were no tears or holes, and the soles were still in good shape. The fact that I did the whole of the GR 11 without getting a blister says it all..
Would I recommend the Salomon Men’s X Ultra 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots ?
Absolutely 100% !! They are comfortable, lightweight and sturdy, perfect for a hike like the GR 11, I can honestly say that I cannot find any fault in these boots, I read people complaining about the soles wearing too quick, but I just did not have that problem at all, the boots were great, they will definitely be part of my next hike, albeit a new pair.. 😉
I would not hesitate to recommend the Salomon Men’s X Ultra 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots